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GOG.com Launches Linux Support, Ahead Of Schedule

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That's right, GOG.com has just announced they are supporting Linux, way ahead of their scheduled dates of around October or November. The launch brings 50 Linux-compatible games right away. GOG.com announced it on their website today, no doubt to the surprise of many. GOG.com says that 100 Linux…

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First Release Of KDE's Plasma 5 Desktop Arrives

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For those looking forward to the next-gen incarnation of the KDE Plasma Desktop, the first release of Plasma 5 has now arrived. A polished up UI, new default desktop theme and high-DPI support are some of the big obvious changes while still managing to maintain the traditional design and workflow.…

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Grim Fandango Remake Coming To Linux

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GNU/Linux gaming keeps on getting better and a recent announcement from developer Double Fine has caused much excitement. The remake of Grim Fandango is coming to Linux, alongside the console exclusive Playstation 4 and Vita versions as well as Windows and Mac! Double Fine initially made the…

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The Witcher 2 Lands On Steam For Linux, Is A 'Windows Wrapper' Port

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There was much rejoicing and fanfare earlier today among Linux gamers eagerly awaiting the Linux release of The Witcher 2 - Assassins of Kings, which has landed on Steam For Linux. However, some of the rejoicing was short-lived. It didn't take long for Linux users to dig deeper into the downloaded…

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Birdie Twitter App to be Rewritten

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It was only a bit over a week ago that I wrote an article on the Birdie Twitter application. Well, now the Birdie team is scrapping the current codebase and looks to be rebooting the application as Birdie 2.0. In a blog post titled "It's time to say goodbye" on the 26th February 2014, the Birdie…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Adds 3 More Games; Plus! Portal 2 Beta Arrives

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 adds another three games plus Valve announces the release of the Portal 2 beta for Linux! Humble Indie Bundle 11 launched last week, featuring six cross-platform games, although at this stage only five are completely Linux compatible. As usual the three additional games have…

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Humble Indie Bundle 11 Launches

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It's that time again folks, another Humble Indie Bundle has landed featuring 6 Linux compatible games. Well, sort of... for now, let's just say 5 Linux compatible games. It almost seems like the Humble Bundles are rolling out quicker and quicker these days. Humble Indie Bundle 11 has recently…

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Upstart/Systemd war over - Ubuntu to switch to systemd

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The popular but at times controversial init/system management daemon known as systemd looks to be becoming the de facto init standard in the Linux world as Ubuntu decides to switch to systemd in place of Upstart. Mark Shuttleworth revealed the upcoming changes in a blog post titled 'Losing…

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Space Pioneer - an ambitious Kickstarter project promising day one Linux support

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"Created by real world astronauts, scientists and architects. Build vast colonies and cities. Explore the many unknowns of our universe!" That's the tagline of the ambitious space sim/real time strategy game Kickstarter project by Space Enigma Studios, who is also promising day one Linux support.…

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Humble Indie Bundle X Adds 3 More Games

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As we come to expect from the Humble Indie Bundles, with around 6 days remaining, another 3 games have been added to the latest Bundle for those paying above the average purchase price. Humble Indie Bundle X launched last week, featuring games such as To The Moon, Joe Danger 2: The Movie, Papo…

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The Peppermint Twist Is Still Cool

LinuxInsider: The Peppermint operating system is built around a concept not found in most Linux distros.

NVMe Power-Savings Support Is Coming For Linux

Phoronix: The Linux kernel to now hasn't provided proper support for NVMe power-savings via APST, Autonomous Power State Transitions, but it's coming.

KaOS Brings Serious Relevance Back to KDE

KaOS takes a very distinct approach to the platform.

The Voicemail Scam Spam Campaign Never Got Past OpenBSD Greylisting

bsdly: we found a campaign where our OpenBSD greylisting setup was 100% effective in stopping the miscreants' messages

Red Hat CEO: Taking Open Source Beyond the Data Center

When Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst spoke at LinuxCon last week, he hardly mentioned RHEL or the company's stack.

Qt Creator 4.1 Brings Editor Improvements, Better CMake Support, and New Themes

 softpedia: Talking about editors, Qt Creator's built-in text editor receives improvements to automatic inserting and skipping of characters, as well as of quotes and brackets.

Romp Home with these 21 Peerless ASCII Games

There are no fancy graphics here, just great gameplay coupled with the urge of always having just one more play.

Premier Healthcare CIO: Moving away from a one-size-fits-all approach to cloud

Cloud considerations when compliance and regulatory oversight are part of your business

How to Install MongoDB in Linux

A step by step guide about how to install MongoDB in Debian, CentOS, openSUSE, Ubuntu.

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Kingdom Rush Frontiers is now available on Linux

Tags:Tower Defence,Strategy,SteamKingdom Rush Frontiers the latest Tower Defence game from Ironhide Game Studio has just released for Linux! This…

Vanguard Princess, a popular 2D fighting game is now on Linux & SteamOS

Tags:SteamOS,Steam,Action Fighting games are in short supply on Linux, so Vanguard Princess has come along to help fill the void for us. A few…

Hot Lava announced by Klei Entertainment, Linux support is planned

Tags:Action,Adventure,Coming Soon,Indie Game,SteamKlei Entertainment have announced their next game titled 'Hot Lava'. They are already planning a…

In Case of Emergency, Release Raptor has been cancelled and refunds are being offered

Tags:Early Access,Editorial,Steam Well I didn't see this coming at all, I got told in our IRC moments ago that In Case of Emergency, Release Raptor…

Editorial: I ditched SteamOS in favour of a normal Linux distribution for my gaming

Tags:SteamOS,EditorialI have been debating whether to write this up for a while, but here I am. I have completely ditched SteamOS in favour of Ubuntu…

Agenda, control an organization trying to take over the world in this strategy game

Tags:Coming Soon,Simulation,Steam,StrategyAgenda is a rather cool sounding strategy game where you're trying to take over the world. It's due to…

Sunless Sea expansion Zubmariner releases on October 11th with Linux support

Tags:Survival,Steam,GOG,DLC,Coming SoonSunless Sea is about to get bigger, as Zubmariner has been confirmed for release on October 11th with Linux…

Heart&Slash is another new release that's sadly broken on Linux

Tags:Steam,Adventure,ActionHeart&Slash is a very cool looking action and adventure game, but sadly I can't even tell you if it's any good as it…

The Girl and the Robot, a third-person action adventure game released for Linux, sadly buggy

Tags:Action,Adventure,Initial Thoughts,SteamA brand new third-person action adventure game is now available on Linux. Some of the people who made The…

Stellaris 1.3 patch 'Heinlein' will overhaul Fallen Empires in an awesome way, also new DLC info

Tags:Strategy,Steam,DLC,Coming SoonStellaris 1.3 code-named 'Heinlein' is shaping up to be a pretty big update, and they are re-working Fallen…

Speculation: It's looking like Rocket League may finally arrive on Linux in September

Tags:Sports,Editorial,Coming SoonRocket League is way overdue, we all know that, but honestly I am fully expecting it to arrive with the patch due in…

There are a couple of excellent games for only 1 USD at Bundle Stars, not long left to grab them

Tags:Game SaleBundle Stars is having another interesting sale, where several games can be purchased for only 1 USD (70-80p). Since not all of them…

The Curious Expedition to release in full on September 2nd with Linux support

Tags:Steam,Simulation,RoguelikeThe Curious Expedition is a roguelike expedition simulation set in the late 19th century, it is soon to leave Early…

Atom Zombie Smasher is being updated, Linux version to finally come to Steam

Tags:Zombies,Strategy,Steam,Indie Game,Coming SoonAtom Zombie Smasher came to Linux a long time ago, but the Linux version never did make it to…

Travel a dying world in The Final Station, Linux version confirmed

Tags:Action,Coming Soon,Indie Game,Simulation,Steam,SurvivalI love indie games, as they tend to do gameplay larger studios won't touch. The Final…